WESTERN REGIONAL CHILI COOKOFF - AUGUST 2, 2014
Presented by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
There is less than two months left until we all once again get together for a fun-filled day at the races, cooking chili and enjoying being with all of our friends! Once again the winners of Red & Verde will be invited to the World Open Chili Championship in Vegas Nov 14-16, 2014.
Adding to the festivities of the day is the 2nd annual credit union chili challenge sponsored by XDI with even more entries than last year. This is a great addition to the overall event attracting an even larger public crowd to taste chili.
There will be more information regarding the exact location of the cookoff site once all of the logistics are finalized with the track. However, you should be able to park much closer than ever before making it easier to enter and depart the park. Stay tuned for further details!
As a reminder, a 40” TV will be awarded to one lucky cook. A drawing will be held to determine the winner. One ticket will be given to each red and verde cook plus cooks serving people’s choice only. Participating ICS cooks bringing in a new cook will receive one extra ticket and so will the new cook.
Please sign up at www.chilicookoff.com - For additional information, please contact Red Brecke, Chairman 858-674-0840 email@example.com or Mike Stewart, Vice-Chairman 909-796-4122 firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you all there!
Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th of July! LET FREEDOM RING!!
Carol & Vickie
TO ALL ICS MEMBERS
AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, THE SPA RESORT IN PALM SPRINGS, CA, THE 2013 WCCC LOCATION, IS CLOSING ON JULY 8TH. WE RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION ON JUNE 4TH! WHILE THAT LOCATION WAS ANNOUNCED AS THE 2014 WCCC LOCATION, THAT’S NO LONGER POSSIBLE. I’VE BEEN WORKING ON SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS AND WHEN A CONTRACT IS SIGNED, THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE IMMEDIATELY. THERE ARE MANY DESIRABLE LOCATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE APPRECIATE THE SUGGESTIONS FROM SO MANY OF YOU, BUT THE STUMBLING BLOCK IS THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT THAT MUST BE SECURED. STAY TUNED!!!
A Record Year for the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff
They came, they saw – and they ate chili.
Enough chili, in fact, that the 13th Annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff donated a record $8,632 to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.
City Manager Robert Herron presented a check in that amount on the city’s behalf to George Smoulder, executive director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.
“We can’t say ‘thank you’ enough to the City of Wheeling and all those who took part to make this cookoff such a success,” Smoulder said. “So many individuals and businesses volunteered and donated in some way, and their generosity will mean a great deal to our friends and neighbors who are served by our United Way member agencies.”
To date, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff, held the first full weekend of June and hosted by the City of Wheeling, has brought in nearly $80,000 for the United Way. This year’s event was held June 7 at Wheeling’s Heritage Port, with several thousand gathering on a weather-perfect day along the Ohio River.
“I’m really thrilled the event has grown the way it has over the past 13 years,” Rose Humway-Warmuth, Cookoff chair, said. “This cooking competition has survived and thrived through the 13 years. It was the first of its kind here. We were able to bring something really different to the Ohio Valley. This event, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, brings national recognition to the City of Wheeling, our Ohio Valley and our United Way.”
The 2015 Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff will be held Saturday, June 6.
The top winners in the ICS categories of the competition are eligible to compete in the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff.
A total of $3,500 in prizes was distributed based on the judges’ rankings. Final scores were tabulated by Nancy Gwynn, CPA, of Wilson Kozicki & Gwynn PLLC.
The winners in the 2014 Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff were:
Miss Chili Pepper – Laura McClay of Wheeling (Temper Tantrum Chili);
Mr. Hot Sauce – John Harwell of Ohio;
Best Booth – Temper Tantrum Chili (1st), Mary Fahey and Wolfie of Wheeling (2nd);
Best Booth, Commercial– TJ’s Sports Garden Restaurant and Main Street Bank;
Best of Wheeling – Ron McClay of Wheeling;
Rookie of the Year – Lee Waybright of Ohio;
Best Commercial/Restaurant – TJ’s Sports Garden Restaurant and Main Street Bank (1st); River City Aleworks and Wheeling Nailers (2nd); Café Burress (3rd);
Peoples Choice, Individual – Matt Welsch of Wheeling, Vagabond Chef;
People’s Choice, Commercial – Ye Old Alpha (1st); Eat’n Park (2nd);
ICS Red – Christian Parker of Virginia (1st); Bill Donovan of Ohio (2nd); Mike Freedman of Connecticut (3rd); Carrie Lentz Parre of Virginia (4th); Lauren Ray of Michigan (5th);
ICS Chile Verde – Phil Majestro of Charleston, WV (1st); Bob Kyle of Michigan (2nd); Debbie Sinclair of Ohio (3rd);
ICS Salsa – Diane Lentz of Kentucky (1st); Judy Ormeza of Connecticut (2nd); John Harwell of Ohio (3rd);
Homestyle – Bob Kyle of Michigan (1st); Gail Donovan of Ohio (2nd); Diane Lentz of Kentucky (3rd).
Local participating restaurants included: Ye Olde Alpha; TJ’s Sports Garden Restaurant with Main Street Bank; Vagabond Kitchen; Big Girls BBQ; Two P’s Chili: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration; Eat’n Park; Café Burress; Enzy’s Diner; River City Aleworks with the Wheeling Nailers; Generations; Oglebay Resort; Quaker Steak and Lube.
The United Way manned a booth serving chili from several restaurants, as well as chili prepared by United Way agencies.
This year’s Fourth of July will indeed be fiery, especially at Fair Park, Home of the State Fair of Texas, where the first Annual Pendery’s Fiery 4th Chili Cookoff will fill the air with the aroma of championship chili and salsa, the skies with awesome fireworks and also benefit local charities, in fact more than $115,000 dollars has already been raised.
"The HousingCrisis Center is honored to have been selected as a major recipient of the funds raised by the Pendery’s Chili Cookoff,” said Amy Green, Chairwoman of the Board. “These funds will go a long way to helping us provide supportive housing for disabled veterans in need who have honorably served and protected our country."
The fiery fun starts with chili fires being lit at 2 p.m., judging will be held throughout the afternoon with winners announced during a BBQ Dinner, which will start immediately after the “Big Check” Presentation at the Hall of State at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit Penderys.com.
Also enjoy the other amenities FairPark has to offer including live music, water features, museums and access to rides, games and concessions. The Midway will open at noon and admission is $5. Approximately 26 exhilarating rides will be available on the Midway. Ride and game costs vary. For more information on the State Fair of Texas Midway, visit BigTex.com.
“Texas, chili and fireworks in the skies all come together for a great family activity, sponsored by the Oldest Family Owned & Operated Business in Texas and the Inventors of Chile Powder,” said Clint Haggerty, Pendery’s General Manager. “The best chili cooks in the USA will be bringing their prize winning recipes and the fireworks will be spectacular.”
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FIRST-EVER HOMESTYLE CHILI COOKOFF IN WASHINGTON STATE A SUCCESS!
Homestyle Chili Cookoff at Homestown Throwdown was the first-ever Washington state Homestyle Chili competition Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. There were 10 competitors for the cookoff. Over 3,000 attended the concert featuring 10+ bands hosted by 100.7 The Wolf including Danielle Bradbery and Dan + Shay. Chili was gone in two hours!
First place winner is: Sue Simons, Roy.
Second place: Leonard Kellogg, Lynnwood
Third Place, Ross Lunbeck, Lacey
Fourth Place, Rescue Mission, Tacoma
Fifth Place, Yuki Batten, Auburn
Also competing were: Penny and Daryll Grant, Gig Harbor; Sally Jo Hagen, West Seattle; Destry Henderson, Tacoma; Larry and Betty Mayer, Lakebay; and Stadium Thriftway, Tacoma. This competition was designed for teams (one-four persons) allowing individuals, businesses and organizations to compete.
Prizes for concert tickets to Blake Shelton, Toby Keith and Zac Brown Band (100.7 The Wolf), VIP package and tickets (Tacoma Rainiers) were awarded for those finishing first through third. Heritage Distilling Company and Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles were also included as prizes. Additionally, a signed book by local author Bernadette Pajer and jewelry from Touchstone Crystal (Elaine Thompson) and Bernesa’s Beads of Pacific Beach were presented to winners.
This Homestyle Chili Cookoff created excitement with several new cooks planning on competing at Washington State Chili Cookoff Saturday, August 16 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. That cookoff will include Chili Red, Chili Verde and Salsa.
Please contact Cynthia Stearns to compete in that cookoff at 360.589.7751 or email: email@example.com.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHILI COOKOFF RESULTS
The cookoff was a great success, with us netting somewhere between $18,000 to $20,000! We had a young gentleman from California, and is the son of one of our Children’s Hospital South Metro Chapter members, present us with a check for $10,200 from an on-line fundraising event he did. It just about knocked off our socks!!!!!
Here are the results of the cookoff:
1st Place Ben Wedemeyer
2nd Place Sarah Gould
3rd Place Priscilla Licon
ICS Chili Verde:
1st Place Larry Swallow
2nd Place Ben Wedemeyer
3rd Place Lemont Gregory
1st Place Amy Gregory
2nd Place Priscilla Licon
3rd Place Sarah Gould